Virginia Tech 141-pounder Devin Carter, who missed much of the season because of injury, became the first Hokie ever to advance to an NCAA championship match.
He won 12-3 against North Carolina’s Evan Henderson in a semifinal. Also, 125-pounder Joey Dance became the first Tech true freshman to earn All-American honors.
No. 12 William and Mary placed second at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships in Annapolis, Md.
No. 10 Air Force claimed the title with a 426.7 and was followed by W&M (422.75), No. 13 Army (414.6), No. 14 Navy (413.65) and Springfield (403.1).
The Tribe’s Daniel Potemski (second all-around, 85.2) and Keaton Ackerman (fifth, season-high 81.15) gained USAG All-American honors.
Joey Burney of Gloucester and senior classmate Ben Slaton drove in two runs apiece as Old Dominion won 8-6 in a series opener at Louisiana Tech in Ruston.
Dean Ali pitched four solid innings of relief for the Monarchs (13-9, 3-4 Conference USA). Slaton batted 4-for-6, and Josh Eldridge and Jordan Negrini had two hits apiece. ...
Michael Katz, who led the nation in home runs and RBI in the most recently released NCAA statistics, belted two home runs as William and Mary routed Massachusetts-Lowell 16-4 at Plumeri Park. The Tribe collected 22 hits.
Christopher Newport (16-4), ranked 18th in NCAA Division III, won 9-2 in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Lynchburg but then saw its 15-game winning streak snapped with a 4-1 loss in Game 2.
Candice Zollars, Kristina McLaughlin and Sabrina Hill each knocked in two runs in the first game.
In Game 2, the Hornets (13-5) scored twice in each of the first two innings. Karlee Holzbach provided the Captains' only run with a home run in the second.
No. 19 Norfolk State ended the day in fourth place at 4-1 following the qualifying rounds of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship at AMF Lanes in Chesapeake.
The Spartans had the second-best record of the day, behind Maryland Eastern Shore at 5-0, but NSU came in fourth out of the eight teams with its 4,574 pinfall.
In Baker play on Saturday, No. 4 NSU — led by Thea Aspiras, who just became a four-team All-MEAC first-team choice — will take on No. 5 Bethune-Cookman in the double-elimination bracket. Each match will consist of a best-of-seven Baker series. Play begins at 8:30 a.m.
Emily Doyle had four goals and two assists as Richmond defeated visiting William and Mary 13-7.
The Tribe fell to 1-7 despite senior Taelor Salmon's two goals and one assist.
No. 7 Virginia shut out No. 6 North Carolina 7-0, losing just two of the 14 singles sets.
Host Old Dominion edged William and Mary 4-3 as Nikol Hristova won the tiebreaking match at No. 1 singles, beating Maria Belaya -- the nation's 90th-ranked college player -- 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.
ODU won the doubles point for a 1-0 lead. The Tribe's Leeza Nemchinov, Melanie Roy and Nabila Farah won on lines 2, 3 and 4, respectively, but ODU's Nika Khmolovska and Melissa Esnal Olguin prevailed at 5 and 6, respectively. ...
No. 6 Virginia beat No. 22 Notre Dame 6-1 in Charlottesville.
The Norfolk Admirals lost 5-2 at Scope Arena to Binghamton in the first of a two-game series, squandering a chance to grab at least a share of the East Division lead.
The Senators (37-21-1-4) went ahead to stay when Shane Prince scored on a power play 2:50 into the final period. They added a pair of goals, including an empty-netter with 1:05 left.
The Admirals (34-22-1-7), who led deep into the second period, got goals from Chris Wagner and Devante Smith-Pelly, who leads Norfolk with 25.